Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Kokila
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.06 X 11.26 X 0.47 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593406472

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About the Author

Traci Sorell writes fiction and nonfiction books, as well as poems for children. Her debut nonfiction picture book, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, was a Junior Library Guild selection. Her other books for young readers are At The Mountain's Base, which won an American Indian Youth Literature Award, We Are Still Here: Native American Truths, which received five starred reviews, and Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer. Traci is also an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives in northeastern Oklahoma, where her tribe is located.

Arigon Starr is an actor, musician, playwright, and comic book writer. She grew up on the road as part of a military family. An enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, she also has deep roots in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation thanks to her Mom. She has released four music CDs, written many stage plays, created the comic superhero Super Indian and uses her storytelling talents to highlight contemporary Native America.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR CONTENDERS
By Traci Sorell and Arigon Starr

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2023
A New York Public Library Best Books of 2023
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) Best of 2023 List
2024 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List (Unanimous Recommendations)
ILA 2024 Notable Books for a Global Society
2024 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor

*"A lesser-known but significant encounter with all-too-current resonances." --Kirkus, starred review

". . . an excellent addition to the sports shelves as well as diversity units." --Booklist

"This has broad appeal for history buffs, sports fans, and social-justice minded kids." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


PRAISE FOR AT THE MOUNTAIN'S BASE
By Traci Sorell and Weshoyot Alvitre

*"A first purchase for any library." --School Library Journal, starred review

*"Captures the emotions of families separated by war while introducing the reader to a part of history that is often erased." --Horn Book, starred review

*"The meditative text is lovely, and the artwork brings the small Cherokee abode to life with warmth and love." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review